Red Tide Hits Florida Shores

The state of Florida has been under attack by a surge of the “Red Tide”. The Red Tide has been coloring our oceans red, which is actually caused by red algae in the water. Generally, algae is considered to be very harmless, but this variety is extremely dangerous to both the ocean ecosystem and humans. What has resulted of the tide is a stream of … Continue reading Red Tide Hits Florida Shores

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

By far the most tragic and most terrifying school shooting since Sandy Hook, the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Dchool on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, has claimed 17 lives, threatened 14 more, and affected hundreds in the worst way possible. The shooting strikes scarily close to home; it occurred in Broward County, Florida, less than 200 miles from Lake Howell. The shooter has been … Continue reading Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

Daylight Savings Time Bill

Florida lawmakers want to pass legislation for more working, learning and playing time in the sunshine.Two bills, called the “Sunshine Protection Act,” would ask Congress to give the state permission to make Daylight SavingS Time year round. The proposals each passed their first Senate and House committees unanimously this week.   If Congress agrees, Florida would join two other states that have exempted themselves from … Continue reading Daylight Savings Time Bill

2018 Women’s March

On January 21st, 2018 Women’s March Florida held a women’s march around Lake Eola. This march featured quite a few speakers who discussed many issues ranging the #MeToo movement, which was created for survivors of sexual assault, to DACA (the Dreamers). This was not the only march around the country. This was one of many in other places like Washington, New York, Chicago, and more. … Continue reading 2018 Women’s March

Slavery in Libya

This week, CNN released a video containing footage of sub-Saharan migrants being sold at auction in Libya. Libya is a transit country for tens of thousands of migrants who are fleeing their home countries due to economic or political conflict. Most try to make their way to Europe in search of better opportunities, selling everything they own to finance the journey across the Mediterranean. Recently, … Continue reading Slavery in Libya

Lake Howell Blackout

 On Friday November 10, 2017 a group of students got together and held an organized blackout at Lake Howell High School. A blackout is when a group of people wear all black to signify that they are against something that has happened or is happening; a blackout typically happens within the African American community. The blackout was not organized as a part of Lake Howell’s … Continue reading Lake Howell Blackout